Book Review Midnight Spell by Claire Legrand

 

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The clock chimes midnight, a curse breaks, and a girl meets a prince…but what follows is not all sweetness and sugarplums.

New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.

Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.

Her home is destroyed, her father abducted—by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets—and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed—if she leaves at all.

Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.

Jan Review

Wow this book was amazing, it dark, twisted and frighteningly good.  It takes the bones of the  nutcracker we all know and the author weaves us a tale that wraps you up and just keeps you enthralled.  I think that the obsession between anise and clara was a bit out their but the way all the other chracters are painted is just awesome.   This is one book you have to just start and give a chance it may or may not be your cup of tea.  It perfect retelling better then I expected it to be.

 

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